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GetDeb is an unofficial project with the mission to provide the latest open source and freeware applications for the current Ubuntu Linux release, in an easy to install manner.

The GetDeb repository extends the official repositories by providing latest versions and new applications. Unlike the official packages, GetDeb packages do not have a predefined release schedule - new software versions are provided as they become available from their authors. There is a short and limited testing phase instead of a full testing cycle to ensure packaging quality, however it is less strict than Ubuntu's official requirements.

The GetDeb.net website has not been updated for Ubuntu 10.04 yet, however the GetDeb repository is already available for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx users. There are not a lot of packages available for now, but more should be updated soon:

The getdeb repository for lucid was created past weekend, a few packages have been already uploaded.

I think we should focus on having a significant number of packages available for lucid on the 29th, even if that means stopping testing/publishing for 9.10 right now.

(João Luís Marques Pinto, GetDeb Team Leader)


To add the GetDeb.net repository in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, simply paste this in a terminal:
sudo bash -c "echo 'deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu lucid-getdeb apps' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
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